Presenting Dionne Warwick

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Presenting Dionne Warwick
Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released February 10, 1963
Recorded 1962, Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 31:18
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
Presenting Dionne Warwick
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Presenting Dionne Warwick is the debut album by American singer singer Dionne Warwick, released in 1963 on the Scepter label. It was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.


The album is notable for including "Don't Make Me Over", Warwick's debut single, "Wishin' & Hopin'", which would become a hit for Dusty Springfield in 1964, "It's Love That Really Counts", which brought Warwick to the attention of Scepter owner Florence Greenberg, and "Make It Easy on Yourself". "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" features backing vocals by The Shirelles. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on May 15, 2007, by Collectors' Choice Music.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "This Empty Place"   2:55
2. "Wishin' and Hopin'"   2:55
3. "I Cry Alone"   2:37
4. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) 2:40
5. "Make the Music Play"   2:25
6. "If You See Bill" (Luther Dixon) 2:58
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Don't Make Me Over"   2:46
8. "It's Love That Really Counts"   2:16
9. "Unlucky" (Lillian Shockley, Bobby Banks) 2:25
10. "I Smiled Yesterday"   2:44
11. "Make It Easy on Yourself"   2:40
12. "The Love of a Boy"   1:59


Chart (1963) Peak
UK Albums Chart[2] 14


Year Title Peak positions
1962 "Don't Make Me Over" 21 5
1963 "This Empty Place" 84 26
"Wishin' and Hopin'"
"Make the Music Play" 81


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Presenting Dionne Warwick > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Dionne Warwick". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ "US Charts > Dionne Warwick". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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